The street map cover. a 1700’s “jail yard map” indicates the specific areas in the Rutland business district where prisoners were allowed to obtain employment. It serves as an introduction to part IV of James S. Davidson’s article of Eighteenth Century Rutland, begun in Vol. 1 of the 1990 Quarterly.
This aspect of the article concerns itself specifically with the new immigration and postwar problems between the years 1779-1791 recording the influx of immigrant families such as the McConnels, the Osgoods and the Butlers. Along with new settlers came new clergy as well in establishing further parish groups.
Along with growth came problems over land grants and titles, which were complicated by shortage of money, leading to court proceedings and an anti-court riot in 1786. Thenauthor examines all of these issues in great detail and provides listings for further reading. A fine scholarly achievement.